User Profile: bluegrandma52

bluegrandma52

Member Since: January 23, 2011

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  • April 13, 2014 at 12:49am

    He was paying the fees, until the feds confiscated the land and told him to get off. He offered to pay the county the fees, but was told no, he couldn’t do that. The feds have been grabbing land for “endangered” whatevers for decades, pushing citizens off the land and restricting what they can do on the land that’s left. The land inside the borders of the state of Nevada belongs to the state (as it does for any state), and should not be controlled by the feds unless there is a federal operation (prison, military base, national park, etc.) on a section of land. This business of the feds declaring 60%-80% of a state’s land as belonging to the federal gov’t is unconstitutional and wrong.

  • April 9, 2014 at 8:45am

    This is not the kid’s first English teacher. There have been several colossal fails on this kid’s road to English IV. Don’t blame the last teacher for the systemic problems that brought the kid to this low point in his/her life.

  • April 9, 2014 at 8:40am

    Happens all the time. Ask any college admissions office.

  • April 4, 2014 at 11:59pm

    If you shoot the Mafia “enforcer” when he knocks down your door, you might not go to jail for it. Try that with the IRS and you WILL pay dearly!

  • March 21, 2014 at 12:40pm

    No, they’re the frontmen and publicists for the modern Marxists. Like the MSM, they promote the cant into the public eye, hail it as the “next new thing”, and get poorly educated and non-thinking young people to embrace the ideals behind the image. Corporate and cultural leaders generally promote what will make them the most money, and pushing the new revolution looks like bright dollar signs.

  • March 6, 2014 at 7:50pm

    You really need to stop drinking that Kool-Aid. Glenn Beck is no more a knee-jerk supporter of the Republicans than he is of the Democrats. He supports those who want to shrink government, protect our rights and believe in the freedom to choose for ourselves. If a Democrat truly believed that, he would support him/her. If a Republican believed that, he would support that one. He appears to withhold his support for any particular party, and only supports individuals. And he is no “financial supporter of any party.

  • March 4, 2014 at 11:31pm

    He’s not a criminal. He defends and holds rallies for criminals. That may be only a small difference, but it is a difference.

  • March 4, 2014 at 11:29pm

    Can you read? He DEFENDED a cop killer, who is now in prison serving a life sentence. The problem is that he volunteered to be the defense lawyer, and went to Europe to hold rallies and fundraisers for his client. He’s not a criminal, but he seems to be in their corner. Not good for our country.

  • February 23, 2014 at 11:28pm

    There’s another aspect to this that no one seems to see. We’re adopting the “Monsanto” model of agriculture: a few, totally controlled and managed crops to feed the entire world. All their eggs in one basket. Lack of genetic diversity leaves us all vulnerable to famine if a super bug hits corn around the world.
    Our diversity, not of race or culture, but of knowledge, is our strength. We don’t all know the same things, haven’t been exposed to all the same ideas and ways of doing things, and that’s how a society stays rich and vibrant. That’s one of the reasons education was left to the states by the founders; every state had a slightly different idea of what constituted a good education. A national curriculum negates that, destroys our knowledge diversity, and leaves us as little more than mental clones.
    Aside from the abysmal standards CC embraces, its use of Rube Goldberg math and gov’t pamphlets instead of classic literature, CC leaves out so much of our collective knowledge, pushes it aside in favor of plain-vanilla biased tripe sold to the states for 30 pieces of silver. We as a country are better than that.

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  • February 22, 2014 at 1:52pm

    Why isn’t the Blaze on top of what’s happening NOW in Venezuela? Things are coming unglued at a very rapid pace and it looks like a total meltdown. There isn’t another media service that’s even giving this a nod, and people are dying in the streets in Caracas.
    http://caracaschronicles.com/2014/02/20/the-game-changed/

  • February 19, 2014 at 9:40pm

    We are a RTW state, thanks to a Republican governor and many Republican representatives.

  • February 19, 2014 at 9:38pm

    We are a right to work state, too….now.

  • February 18, 2014 at 4:23pm

    For all you clods complaining about women deciding to go on with a risky pregnancy, and those of you wondering why bad outcomes to such decisions are not printed, here’s a story for you.
    My cousin and her husband were faced with just such a choice. Their 5th pregnancy was going fine until the docs did an ultrasound and found the baby was ancephalic. That means he had no cerebellum (the upper, large part of the brain where we do our thinking), just the cerebrum and medulla (the lower parts that control automatic functioning). They were encouraged to abort, as the baby probably would not even survive the birth, and, because his head was so small, the birth would be extremely difficult if done naturally. They spent many days in prayer, asking for what the Lord would have them do. After talking with their children and their bishop (they’re Mormons), they felt that the baby should be given the chance to finish growing and come into the world. It was a very hard birth, but a beautiful little baby boy was born, perfect in almost every way. He lived for 17 hours, during which time he was blessed, held and loved by his entire family. They would not have traded that time for anything. There was no “tragedy” in his life, or his death. His family learned and grew from the experience, and because Mormons believe that families are eternal, they know they will he will always be a part of their family, in a perfected, whole body. Was this a bad outcome? I, and my cousin, would say no.

  • February 8, 2014 at 11:10am

    Not all the people, but all the system, from Putin on down. Back during the Cold War, anything made in the USSR was substandard, flimsy, outdated or just plain crap. Their grocery shelves were always bare, people stood in lines for every little thing they needed, and the architecture was the pits. Seems like the leaders haven’t learned much since the Wall came down. The people are friendly, generous and kind, unlike their government.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 7:35pm

    And there was a huge return to faith during and after the Plagues (there were several waves of the Black Death over almost 100 years). People did listen and many were spared. Many historians believe that these epidemics were partially a result of the witchcraft hysteria decades before, as cats (widely believed to be witches’ familiars) and many breeds of dog were almost wiped out in many urban areas of Europe. When the rats (or more exactly, the fleas on them) migrated west from the Middle East and Turkey, there were no predators to keep their numbers in check. The burnings represented a failure to follow the teachings of Christ and a turning away from His command to love one another.
    The sins of the fathers were truly visited on the children, down to the fourth generation. Once people started paying attention to the causes of the Black Death, and worked together to clean up their towns and get rid of the flea-carrying rats, the epidemics stopped. Most of the men and women who did this important work were monks, nuns and clerics following their Orders’ commands to better the situations of the people around them. They were trained to observe and use reason and cause-and-effect thinking within their faith. When Christianity is followed as it’s supposed to be, the world is a much better place.

  • February 5, 2014 at 2:18pm

    It takes a great deal of thought and learning and intelligence to be a conservative. Believing that people need to be: 1) responsible for their own actions, 2) able to work to support themselves and their families, 3) able to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their property, 4) able to weigh the pros and cons of important community decisions and make considered decisions based on their findings, and 5) able to lead without coercion when called upon (and able to step down when asked to), requires a high degree of intelligence, humility, and moral backbone. The liberal, progressive mindset is diametrically opposed to these qualities. Indeed, these qualities that are so critical for functioning societies are denigrated by the left on a daily basis. The problem seems two-fold: most self-proclaimed liberals are really quite conservative in their personal lives, but believe themselves to be liberal. This has the effect of setting up a personal paradox which is mentally uncomfortable; in order to dismiss the paradox, they insist on listening to and following the progressive leadership in order to validate their conscious beliefs. But the unconscious conservativism underlies everything, so they come across as mentally unbalanced. You can’t live a lie for long without suffering a mental breakdown of some kind. Those who are true liberals are the ones who end up leading the others into the pit, fully aware of the anti-social beliefs they hold.

  • February 3, 2014 at 9:38am

    fi·at n. 1. An arbitrary order or decree. 2. Authorization or sanction: government fiat. We have fiat money printed by the Fed that has absolutely NOTHING backing it but progressive hopes and dreams. Now, we have an ostensibly American car company backed by the same thing. Welcome to the NWO. The hopey-changey is sweeping traditional sense and success right out the window.

  • February 3, 2014 at 1:02am

    From the Rabbinic tradition: “There is a dangerous and erroneous misconception among some people that the Kol Nidrei nullification of vows—whether past or future—… gives people the right to break their word or to make insincere promises that will have no legal force. This is not the case. The Kol Nidrei declaration can invalidate only vows that one undertakes on his own volition. It has no effect on vows or oath imposed by someone else, a court, or a gentile. Also, the invalidation of future vows takes effect only if someone makes the vow without having in mind his previous Kol Nidrei declaration. But if he makes the vow with Kol Nidrei in mind—thus being openly insincere in his vow—the vow is in full force.” This is not the “lie to the unbelievers” from the Koran. It is based on the idea that “all your communication shall be yea or nay.” Jews are not to make personal vows, but are held to obey vows made by those in legitimate authority. How do you get the idea that Jews are somehow responsible for the problems we have now? I have known many Jews in my lifetime, and they have all been law-abiding and patriotic people. Your bias against them seems subject to pre-judging, based on stuff you think you know. Prejudice is unbecoming any conservative.

  • January 29, 2014 at 9:57pm

    It would have meant a darn sight more if Boehner had gotten up, said “I’m not listening to these lies anymore”, and walked out. But it would have been too difficult to wriggle out of the Resident’s back pocket and leave the circus. Almost all of the Republicans have taken up residence in there, and it’s getting mighty crowded.

  • January 20, 2014 at 2:17pm

    He’s not black. He’s red with a yellow stripe down his back.